Tech wizard Google has, in its latest move, allowed YouTubers with 1,000 subscribers to live-stream from their mobile according to Android Police.
As the platform now stands - without any subscriber requirements - users are permitted to go live with as little as zero subscribers, should they for some reason desire. but there are a few catches. However, it's important to note that just because there is no longer a minimal subscribers requirement, it doesn't mean that anyone can start live-streaming from a mobile device. Now, all that stands in the way of starting a livestream is having a channel which is verified and not having any livestream restrictions on your account.
The company has been slowly rolling out access to mobile live streaming for many months now.
The Go Live feature by Youtube has been in the development stage for over a year now, with the company stating that it is looking to put a larger focus on improvised, real-time content. A YouTube spokesperson confirmed this, saying that mobile live streaming is still only open select YouTube users at this time. Apparently, that could be because of the small subscriber base reached by the livestreaming feature since its launch. "We've been experimenting and expanding mobile live streaming for nearly a year now", the statement reads. With Android TV, Chromecast, and the YouTube TV app, users will be able to see 360-degree videos and live content on the big screen. This means that the feature, which was introduced in early April, is now available to almost all registered users.